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July 2018


Events for Professionals

July 24 Partnership to Advance Tribal Health

August 7 Summer Literacy Workshop


August 8 PACER Symposium on Mental Health and Learning Disabilities


August 9-11 International Conference on Restorative Practices

Volunteer Info > Here


August 14 ACEs Conference St Cloud

Training for Adults


Developmental Relationships Boot Camp


YCB Professional Development Calendar


Afterschool Alliance Recorded Webinars


Youth Work Matters Online


Leadership Matters Online


Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents


PACER Center

Free workshops to parents of children with disabilities and professionals working with families

Workshop Schedule >>Here


Center for Early Education and Development Courses





Employment for Adults


MN Alliance with Youth Training Manager


City of Minneapolis




Think Small


Venture Academy




Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities




Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities 


Camp Fire


Hennepin County 




Collaborative Job Board


Hiawatha Academies




YMCA Twin Cities  


U of M Extension 



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SAMHSA releases updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the update of an important resource on opioid overdose prevention. The SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit offers information and facts from literature and links to resources to prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Because interdisciplinary collaboration is critical to success, SAMHSA offers the Toolkit as an educational resource for community members, first responders, prescribers, patients, and families.



Here >> Download the Toolkit

Partners Conference

2018 PARTNERS Conference

The PARTNERS Conference is slated for Nov. 1, 2018. In preparation for this year's event the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, Minneapolis Employment and Training, and the Minneapolis Health Department have issued a survey in the effort to receive feedback on what workshops, speakers and overlying themes youth workers would like to see.  

Click here to fill out the survey.

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Calling Community and Public Sector Leaders to Apply for Casey Fellowship

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is now recruiting candidates for its signature Children and Family Fellowship®. The 21-month program aims to develop the potential of leaders in nonprofit, philanthropic and public organizations who are working to improve outcomes for children and families.

Review the qualifications of an ideal applicant

The Fellowship's next session — no. 11 in the program's history — will run from April 2019 to January 2021. The Casey Foundation will once again fund all program-related expenses for participants, including the cost of tuition, travel, lodging, materials and meals.

Youth Opportunities

Activities for Youth


July 20

Lowertown Blues & Funk Festival


July 21
MN Orchestra – International Day of Music



YouthBuild is looking for applicants age 16-24 seeking their GED and job skills.  Class starts July 23rd. 

Application >> here

flyer >> here


American Red Cross Volunteer for youth age 16+

Donor Ambassador is responsible for greeting and checking in our donors at blood drives. The Red Cross provides all necessary training and orientation. Volunteers get to pick their own schedule on our online calendar. 

More >> here


Summer Library Activities and Events for Youth

The Hennepin County Library system has opportunities for youth on summer break as well as those enrolled in summer school or other structured learning programs.

Summer Learning Activity dates are Saturday, June 9 through Saturday, Aug 25. Visit the summer learning page for all the information you need:


Free events that highlight science, technology, arts, engineering, math and physical movement are offered at all library locations throughout the summer. For full details on summer events for all ages, check  complete list of summer learning programs


Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth


YouthLink Opportunity Center Calendar


Tools and Resources


Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth: Implementation and Early Impacts of the Year Up Program

This report evaluates the early impacts of the Year Up program. Year Up is a national training program for youth between 18-24 years of age. It provides individuals with 6 months of full-time training in IT and financial service sectors, followed by a 6-month internship, with an emphasis on professional and technical skills development. Findings indicate that Year Up participants reported higher-than-average earnings after assignment, as well as high satisfaction rates within the classroom. 


More >> here




This guide was developed to address how health, education, child welfare, justice, and child development organizations can further the prevention and healing of childhood trauma at the state level.

Guide >> here



The Building Community Resilience Collaborative

The Building Community Resilience (BCR) collaborative at the Redstone Center seeks to improve the health of children, families, and communities by fostering engagement between grassroots community services and public and private systems to develop a protective buffer against Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) occurring in Adverse Community Environments (ACEs) – the “Pair of ACEs." Connecting community organizations (through a church health ministry or trusted food pantry, for example) with larger systems (including those in health care, education, business, law enforcement) can begin to build a durable network to improve community wellbeing. 


More >> here



Teens and Financial Literacy


This blog post from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau highlights recent research regarding teens and their level of financial literacy. 

More >>here


Here are some resources for working with teens:


Summer Cyberbulling Prevention

Children and adolescents may have more time to spend on their devices over the summer, and may rely on them more to stay in touch with friends. Cyberbullying happens year round. To prevent cyberbullying, parents and caregivers can learn the warning signs of cyberbullying and how to respond, and get familiar with the social media apps and sites that kids use frequently.

Latest Bullying Research Highlights

Funding Opportunities

Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse


Post Date: July 12, 2018
Application Due Date: August 13, 2018 by 11:59 PM ET or 8:59 PM PT

Opportunity Number HHS-2018-ACF-ACYF-CU-1382


More >> here


Up to $50 Million to Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis

The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The application due date is August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

More >>here



DOL will award grants through a competitive process to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities



More >> here



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